Quotations on Celebrity

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I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: America, Celebrity, Example, Responsibility, Sound, Trying)

Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.
- Jessica Alba
(Keywords: Change, Idea, Being, Care, Celebrity, Fame, Job, Living)

The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Change, Ideas, Celebrity, Culture, Fact, Metaphor)

I hope we can keep doing it this way - making music and art that are pure products of our influences while not really having to let the whole celebrity side of it get in the way. Then maybe more virtual bands will come out and do the same thing.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Art, Music, Hope, Celebrity, Will)

I don't enjoy being a celebrity, I don't want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame... i'd actually rather die than be a celebrity slime!!!
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Being, Celebrity, Fame, Want)

Obama was 200 percent advertising. I promote myself to sell my brands. Because now I am a kind of celeb. I am in a different world than the fashion industry. I am with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Madonna. I build me as a celebrity.
- Christian Audigier
(Keywords: Advertising, Celebrity, Fashion, Now, World)

I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Artist, Celebrity, Struggle, Voice)

There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity, but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the average man on the street.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: People, Celebrity, Man, Talking)

Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Life, People, Celebrity, Famous, Gold)

I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan.
- James Van Der Beek
(Keywords: Love, Celebrity, Hollywood, Past, Walking)

You've got to use your celebrity for good stuff, not evil. I think it's lame when people act as if they're better than everyone!
- Rachel Bilson
(Keywords: People, Act, Celebrity, Evil)

I live my life parallel with my work, and they are both equally important. I'm always amazed how much people talk about celebrity and fame. I don't understand the attraction.
- Cate Blanchett
(Keywords: Life, Work, People, Celebrity, Fame, Talk)

Celebrity was a long time in coming; it will go away. Everything goes away.
- Carol Burnett
(Keywords: Time, Celebrity, Will)

I am not this big celebrity, but it gets really crazy. You have to go through the nuts of blowing up, in a sense, and then figuring out how to live your life with that.
- Vanessa Carlton
(Keywords: Life, Celebrity, Sense)

I have this dream life where I get to be a celebrity but I get to navigate the world fairly easily because I'm always in character.
- Dana Carvey
(Keywords: Life, Dream, Character, Celebrity, World)

I don't have any friends and don't have any intention of making any. People will stab you in the back, mistreat you, talk about me behind your back, steal from you. And they're not really your friends. They're only there because you're a celebrity or because they want to get something from you.
- Gary Coleman
(Keywords: People, Celebrity, Friends, Intention, Talk, Want, Will)

Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: Being, Celebrity, Woman)

Man, I just feel blessed... I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me.
- Puff Daddy
(Keywords: Faith, God, Celebrity, Lawyers, Man)

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
- Emily Dickinson
(Keywords: Talent, Celebrity, Merit, Punishment)

I find celebrity status difficult to bear when I am in the company of my mother.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Mother, Celebrity, Company)

Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.
- Maureen Dowd
(Keywords: Authority, Celebrity, Democracy, Famous, Giving)

People think celebrities don't have to worry about human things like sickness and death and rent. It's like you've traveled to this Land of Celebrity, this other country. They want you to tell about what you saw.
- David Duchovny
(Keywords: Death, People, Celebrity, Country, Land, Sickness, Want, Worry)

I just am grateful for every opportunity to go to work. I don't really focus on celebrity status.
- George Dzundza
(Keywords: Work, Opportunity, Celebrity, Focus)

The minuses of celebrity include having to live with security and the knowledge that you may be stalked.
- Enya
(Keywords: Knowledge, Celebrity, May, Security)

I think I've matured to a great extent. I think that I want different things now. That it's not about the celebrity status that you receive because you're doing the next hot movie. It's about doing good work.
- Emilio Estevez
(Keywords: Work, Celebrity, Now, Want)

When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Keywords: Life, People, Celebrity, Living, Luxury, Necessity, Right, World)

What I've learned is that you really don't need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous.
- Lady Gaga
(Keywords: Money, Celebrity, Famous)

Any actor will tell you, anybody in the public eye, that the tabloids are the worst kind of ramification of being a celebrity.
- Tracey Gold
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Celebrity, Eye, Public, Will)

But when you're a celebrity, you discover that you're no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That's one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man.
- Hugh Grant
(Keywords: Being, Celebrity, Disappointments, Man)

In the Emperor's New Clothes, they got a different celebrity to do each voice. They drew up a picture of each character and then each actor wrote their own part.
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Keywords: Character, Actor, Celebrity, Clothes, Voice)

It's funny how you call me a celebrity. Oh man.
- Steven Hill
(Keywords: Funny, Celebrity, Man)

I feel like I almost didn't grow up in the business, because my parents worked so hard at sheltering us from that. I was raised in Connecticut. And I honestly wasn't aware that my dad was a celebrity until I moved to Los Angeles a year ago.
- Bryce Dallas Howard
(Keywords: Dad, Business, Celebrity, Parents)

There are 38,000 people dying of hunger each day and most are children. And, being a celebrity, I communicate about it as much as I can.
- Raul Julia
(Keywords: People, Being, Celebrity, Children, Day, Dying, Hunger)

I'm not a celebrity. I'm intentionally and defiantly not a celebrity. I don't have any interest in it. I don't have any talent for it. I keep my personal life out of my public life as cleanly as I can.
- Charlie Kaufman
(Keywords: Life, Talent, Celebrity, Interest, Public)

It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice, rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity.
- Ben Kingsley
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Celebrity, Charity, Voice)

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Keywords: People, Being, Celebrity, Fault)

You become a celebrity, not because of your work or what you do, but because you have no privacy.
- Lisa Kudrow
(Keywords: Work, Celebrity, Privacy)

I honestly have no interest in celebrity whatsoever. If anything, I always cringe at it because it takes away from what I am, which is an actor who wants to be better and do better things.
- Jude Law
(Keywords: Actor, Celebrity, Interest)

I still go to a salon where a gal does my hair, and I don't know if it's because I'm a celebrity but by the time I leave there, we are eating chicken and talking and screaming.
- Jenifer Lewis
(Keywords: Time, Celebrity, Eating, Hair, Talking)

To me, celebrity doesn't mean a whole lot unless you're willing to use it. So I wanted to use it in a different way, with my AIDS work, the human rights stuff for the gay and lesbian community and the speaking I do.
- Judith Light
(Keywords: Work, Celebrity, Community, Rights, Gay, Human rights, Lesbian)

If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it's me. I don't feel frightened; I feel challenged.
- Jennifer Lopez
(Keywords: Music, Balance, Careers, Celebrity, Film)

A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market... truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest.
- Elle Macpherson
(Keywords: Successful, Celebrity, Interest, Name, Passion)

In other words, the celebrity gets out of hand, and if you're not careful, you will forget what you are about - and that is you are about making music that people want to hear.
- Johnny Mathis
(Keywords: Music, People, Celebrity, Forget, Want, Will, Words)

For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity. People recognize me from time to time, and they usually say very appreciative things. It affords me a great deal of pleasure.
- Armistead Maupin
(Keywords: Time, People, Celebrity, Pleasure)

I know that when Terry and I were together, 10 years ago, he did not appreciate it when people would ask him what it is like being partnered with a celebrity. Precisely because it suggested that he had no value.
- Armistead Maupin
(Keywords: People, Being, Celebrity, Value, Years)

It's just nice to work hard and be rewarded, which is having lots of people watch. And the icing on the cake is for me is to be able to walk around with pride, feeling that the product you put out is worthy of being watched. But honestly, it's not a big deal. I don't put too much stock in fame or celebrity anyway. I don't put it in the 'important' box.
- Christopher Meloni
(Keywords: Work, People, Being, Celebrity, Fame, Feeling, Pride)

The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role - unless you're just vain about celebrity.
- Jonny Lee Miller
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Celebrity, Satisfaction)

Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions.
- C. Wright Mills
(Keywords: Power, Wealth, Celebrity, Man, Personality)

In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
- C. Wright Mills
(Keywords: Wealth, Celebrity, Publicity, World)

I want it to be remembered that Ozzy was the first celebrity who was brave enough to open up his private life to the public. He was the first.
- Sharon Osbourne
(Keywords: Life, Celebrity, First, Open, Public, Want)

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